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    Anybody else have trouble walking with a full shoe on? During lockdown I’ve been wearing slip on sandals and walk reasonably well in them if I take my time, but today had to go out for my flu jab and put shoes on as it was raining, but ended up nearly falling a few times also happens when I wear slippers, I mustn’t be able to grip like I do in the sandals 🤷‍♀️ Janette x
    Janette x

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    Hi nettie
    no one else answered so I just thought I would I always find when I haven't had shoes on for a while that they feel odd. Shoes that fit really well in the spring seem to have changed. After wearing them a few times they seem to go back to how they used to be. Perhaps wear them indoors and hope they behave themselves. I do have a problem with my little toe. I think it's called a hammer toe. It's awkward wearing some sandals or shoes. Something so minor really alters how my shoe stays on my foot. Shoes i loved to wear no longer get an outing. I now find i wear boots. Easier to get on and off and they stay in place and don't trip me up. I just thought I would share that with you. Funny about the slippers but suppose they can get a bit loose and could really be a bit of a falling hazard. 🤗

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      #3
      Hi Denise,thanks for replying, yes it must of been because I’d not wore them or been out for such a long time but I didn’t feel very safe at all, the other day I couldn’t even stand socks on my feet, hope you are well, thanks Janette x 😊
      Janette x

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        #4
        What on earth are you going to be wearing if you can't stand socks?! Come to think of it I'm trying to get Stephen into wearing trainers/Shoes but he's very keen to stick to his slip on sandals. I shall question him and find out more. Perhaps you two are a match! 😁

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          #5
          😂 I think I can grip in my sandals better with bare feet but I can’t walk in bare feet 🙄 it’s a good job I don’t get cold feet, well not at the moment 😬
          Janette x

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            #6
            Janette, you'll be the mad lady wearing sandals in mid-winter 🥶 😁

            Yes, I think it's to do with gripping on with your toes. Have you a physiotherapist you can contact? They can assess you and give you braces or splints if necessary.

            Stay upright!

            Love Ellie.
            ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
            Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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              #7
              Hi Ellie, yes cold feet doesn’t bare thinking about 🥶😱 the physio is coming tomorrow to refer me for wheelchair so I’ll have a word with her thanks Janette x
              Janette x

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                #8
                Hi Janette,

                Finding comfortable shoes or socks is so tricky. When I was still walking I wore sandals or sketchers trainers because they are so light. I had trouble lifting my feet so I needed something that wasn't heavy. I also had velcro " foot ups " recommended by my physio to help lift my feet.

                Now I still find finding shoes impossible because of my super curly and painful toes. I look like Ellie's definition of a mad woman because I ordered packs of seamless socks in bright colours. I used to be forever buying shoes so hubby is happy at the money we've saved ! 😂 🥿

                Good Luck tomorrow with your physio.
                Love Debbie x

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                  #9
                  Hi Debbie, thanks for the advice hopefully I will get it sorted tomorrow 🤗 Janette x
                  Janette x

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                    #10
                    I've been wearing the same pair of hiking boots for 5yrs now, just cannot find any others which give such good ankle support.

                    I do take them off when sunbathing so as not to appear more eccentric than I am 😁😁 but they're worn every day for transfers - perfect soles, never been walked in 😆
                    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                    Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                      #11
                      I never thought about boots to be honest I’ll have to dig my old ones out, glad you take yours off when sunbathing lol 😂😂😂 x
                      Janette x

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                        #12
                        I'm just a bit worried about Ellie. If she goes as far as to take her boots off what is she wearing to sunbathe in? 🤔😁

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                          #13
                          Denise, if I'm still here next summer, I'll reveal all 🤣🤣
                          ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                          Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                            #14
                            Ok guys. You've heard it here

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                              #15
                              🤣🤣🤣🤣
                              Janette x

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